Battle of Tridentum   1 comment

Impetus Rules

An army of Visigoths and Ostrogoths are raiding the war torn provence of Raetia.

A Roman Army is sent out to intercept.  The Romans need to capture the enemy baggage train in order to rescue captured citizens and re-appropriate the treasure.  The Visigoths in turn seek to destroy the Roman camp in order to take hold of the arms and equipment and demolarise the Roman forces in the region definitively.

Two 400 point Impetus Forces meet on an open slightly hilly plain.  From the Roman commander’s perspective: In the right of centre a small wood, centre a hill and left a river beyond which lies farm land and a villa (all impassable) .  Ahead and centre right beyond the woods the Visigoths hold a hill.

Andy and Mike led the Visigoths against Phil’s Romans.  On the right flank the Romans Light Horse skirmished with the Ostrogoth Light Horse.  On the left the Romans held the hill pouring deadly arrow fire against the advancing Visigoth Heavy Cavalry and disordering them.  The left flank Equites countercharged but were pushed up the hill, eventually driving away their opponents.  In the centre the Clibanarii drove through the Bowmen and eventually the Large FP Warband but were exhausted.  In the centre right the FP Warbands drove through the Legion and the Auxilia the latter who delayed their opponents due to the Woods.

Eventually the Roman left flank held against the CP.  The Visigothic command was thus close to break point.  The Roman centre was collapsing except for the CP who were locked in battle but winning against the FP and the right flank CP was struggling against two Ostrogoth CP.  At this point darkness was falling and neither side looked likely to reach the opponents camp in time so the game was declared a draw.  It was certtainly a close run thing.

Romans

IMPETUS OFFICIAL POINTS SYSTEM
Name Type M VBU I D VD Weapon Others Command Points
Romans First Command                
Equites CM 10 5 2 B 3   23
Equites Illyricani CL 12 3 1 B 1 Javelin   21
Equites Sagittari CL 12 3 0 B 1 Compositebow B   22
Scorpio Art. 3 1 0 B 1 ART B   15
Legio Comitatensis FP 5 5 1 B 3 Long Spear   21
Supporting Archers T 6 3 0 B 1 Shortbow A   10
Legio Palatina FP 5 6 1 B 3 Long Spear   27
Supporting Archers T 6 3 0 B 1 Shortbow A   10
                     
Romans Second Command                
Legio Palatina FP 5 6 1 B 3 Long Spear   27
Supporting Archers T 6 3 0 B 1 Shortbow A   10
Equites Illyricani CL 12 3 1 B 1 Javelin   21
Equites Sagittari CL 12 3 0 B 1 Compositebow B   22
Catafractarii CP 10 6 3 B 3   30
Clibanarii CP 8 7 3 B 3   35
Aux Palatina FL 8 5 1 B 3 Javelin   23
Lanciarii S 8 3 0 B 1 Javelin   14
                     
                     
VDT           30 CVDT      
Command Structure Name   Ld   Good   20
Julianus, Expert Leader     3 16   2 30
Marcus, Average Commander       2 14   1 20
              Auxila:  FL nullify impetus bonus of impetuous foot  
          Roman T in LU can fire over Roman FP with no indirect fire penalties (p35).
Defeat           15       401

Visigoths

IMPETUS OFFICIAL POINTS SYSTEM
Name Type M VBU I D VD Weapon Others Command Points
                     
Ostrogoth Allies First Command      
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Warriors FP 5 5 4 C 2 Impetuous   16
Warriors FP 5 4 4 C 2 Impetuous   9
Warriors FP 5 5 4 C 2 Impetuous   16
Warriors FP 5 4 4 C 2 Impetuous   9
Bowmen T 6 3 0 C 1 Shortbow A     11
Bowmen T 6 3 0 C 1 Shortbow A     11
                     
                     
Visigothic Second Command                    
Light Horse CL 12 4 1 B 2 Shortbow B     27
Light Horse CL 12 4 1 B 2 Shortbow B     27
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Nobles  CP 10 6 3 C 3   Impetuous   21
Warriors FP 5 5 4 C 2 Impetuous   16
Warriors FP 5 4 4 C 2 Impetuous   9
Warriors FP 5 5 4 C 2 Impetuous   16
Warriors FP 5 4 4 C 2 Impetuous   9
S Archers S 8 2 0 B 1 Shortbow B     12
S Archers S 8 2 0 B 1 Shortbow B     12
S Archers S 8 2 0 B 1 Shortbow B     12
VDT           43 VDT      
Command Structure Name   Ld   Poor   0
Ardaric, Charismatic Leader     4 21   2 40
Valamir, Fair Commander     2 22   1 20
                Infantry Warriors are in Large Units    
Defeat           21.5       398
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Posted November 24, 2012 by wargamesdiary

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